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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
says it does not know the motive for today's deadly bombing on the edge of the u.s. embassy compound in ankara, turkey. a suicide bomber detonated his explosives after entering a security checkpoint. turkish authorities say the bomber was a member of a banned marxist group. that group has been designated as a terrorist organization. kristin welker joins us with reaction from the white house. what is the white house saying about this? >> reporter: strong condemnation from the white house, jay carney saying this is a terrorist attack, making the point that they have not confirmed who exactly is behind this. though, as you point out, turkish officials say it was a 40-year-old man who was connected to a leftist organization in turkey. but, again, the white house condemning this action, urging americans to stay away from the embassy building there in turkey. also urging precautions in all of the embassies overseas. remember, this comes several months after that attack against the u.s. consulate in benghazi. state department officials working to make sure that these types of attacks are pr
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
taken control of the rq-170 drone. u.s. officials say it crashlanded due to a malfunction. today iranian state television showed footage that has reportedly been downloaded from the drone. the video appears to show an aerial view of an airport in the city of kandahar, afghanistan. iran is also claiming now to have the ability to produce functional copies of smaller american surveillance drones. drones are a hot topic in washington as president obama's choice to head the cia is facing some tough questions. on the hill today, john brennan's confirmation hearing got off to a rough start. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. >> i have a list of all the names and ages -- >> all right. we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared. >> five separate times today members of code pink had to be escorted out. protesters are angry about brennan's role in crafting the drone policy. targeting suspected terrorists and sometimes killing innocent victims. brennan addressed the protesters directly today, said the use of lethal force is always a last
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
federal investigations by u.s. attorney ronald machen, who a lucrative shadow campaign that helped propel him to victory in 2010. now gray won't say if he'll run again, other candidates are lining up. tommy wells from capitol hill was first to file formal papers monday to begin an exploratory committee. a decision comes in two months. i'm going to start in ward 8, to talk to residents about what do they want for their city. it's highly likely i will run, and we do need to see what happens with investigations that are going on. i think he -- >> if gray were forced from office by scandal. others are ready, too. jack evans says he'll run, no exploring necessary. >> i fully intend to run for mayor whenever there's the next mayor's election. >> reporter: no exploratory committee? >> no i don't believe in them. i don't see a need for them. either you want to run or you don't. >> reporter: and the -- >> i will do what's right for d.c. every time. >> i think what the electoral wants is a good mayor. >> reporter: they could face a strong challenge from muriel bouzer. she succeeded adrienne vicinit
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
suspected al qaeda operatives. both were u.s. citizens who had never been charged. according to the memo, it is unlawful to target al qaeda linked americans if they pose an eminent threat to the u.s. but the memo says that does not require information about a specific attack. >>> president obama is asking congress to come up with a short-term package to head off the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. if congress does not do something automatic cuts take effect on march 1. president obama acknowledged today a budget agreement is not likely by then but is asking congress to pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms to delay the sequester until a long-term solution is found. >> proposals that i put forward during the fiscal cliff negotiations in discussions with speaker boehner and others are still very much on the table. >> solvinging america's problems starts with what every family does every month. they have got to do a budget. >> senate republicans say they will examine the president's plan but they also plan to introduce their own to avoid the first ye
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
services online the u.s. postal service has struggled financially to keep up. like even selling greeting cards to a captive audience in line. now that the postal service is ending saturday delivery to save money, many customers like those on 18th street seemed unruffled by the change. >> it doesn't make any difference whether i get it on saturday or monday. doesn't matter. >> when i think about it, i think it's okay. >> do you get much mail on saturdays? >> no, not really. >> no first class home delivery of mail. >> i think that's okay. i think they probably should have stopped it awhile ago. >> competition has changed. >> i think it's something we can give up. >> the no saturday delivery is expected to save $2 billion a year. in the district, tom sherwood, news 4. >>> right now at 6:00, a developing story. a case of trespassing at a local school that led to the arrest of a 25-year-old man. the search of his home and the recovery of a bunch of weapons he owned. >>> police are looking for whoever set off an explosion inside a northern virginia deli. >>> a massive crowd of
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
. they have vowed to carry out attacks in the u.s. >>> drones are creating controversy in our area. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is considering banning police from using them for two years. >> supporters say they're an invasion of privacy. richard jordan just got back from manassas where a company that makes drones is working to clear what it says is a bad reputation. >> wendy and jim, the terms drone attack give the impression that the unmanned aircraft are dangerous. knows that know the technology best say it's the wave of the future. >> this flying object that weighs about two pounds and is controlled by a hand-held device is at the center of controversy. drones are here to stay. aurora flight scientist in manassas builds and test drones. >> it looks like a piece of styrofoam. >> ceo john langford puts the drone together in less than a minute. this one cost $25,000 and can fly at up to 70 miles an hour. langford sees the unmanned aircraft as the future of flight. in the long run making airplanes as easy to fly as cars are today to fly. >> drones can be used by law enforcement and offic
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
as three feet of snow. 15 people here in the u.s. and canada died. many roads are still unplowed. cars are still abandoned in the snowbanks, but warmers temperatures could be on the way. this is raising fears that a road could collapse under the weight of the melting snow. schools remained closed. xw 140,000 homes and businesses were still waiting to get their power back on. >>> what a mess. things are mild for us today, but our winter weather could be taking a term by well days. >> doug kammerer has a look at the conditions right now. hey, doug. >> hey guys, we've seen the cloud cover about all the day today. and finally it has moved in. 53 degrees right now. 55 in leesburg. 55 in manassas. the warmer area definitely here. we're going to see more wind. you can see it's mostly to the west of the i-81 corridor. in and around d.c. expect the winds to kick up, too. 37 by the time you wake up tomorrow. we'll talk about our next chance for snow, coming up. >>> for the the second day in a road police are hoping -- the victims, 71 -- on saturday afternoon, chapel oaks drive to check on her we
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
travel at reagan national airport flies american or u.s. awaist. what this megamerger will mean. >>> major plans in the works to give silver spring a new makeoff. good evening, everyone. >> we begin with two major airlines, american and us airways coming together to form the world's
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
on that nightmare cruise on the carnival "triumph." tonight the u.s. coast guard says a faulty fuel oil line caused the fire on board that knocked out the ship's engine. fuel sprayed on the a hot surface and that caught fire. that disabled ship stuck in the gulf of mexico for days, it left passengers with no air conditioning and incredibly unsanitary conditions. several passengers have filed lawsuits and a final report on that fire is still months away. >> a 6-year-old saves the day after fire rips through a building this morning. officials were told about the blaze just before 9:00. it caused extensive damage. two townhouses and minor damage to three others. officials say it was a 6-year-old who was visiting from out of town who was the hero. >> just before the fire alarms activated and just before the navy lodge called the emergency communication center a 6-year-old child who was a visitor at one of the units noticed the smoke and woke everyone else up in that particular residential unit. >> five families had to be moved out of their housing on base because of that damage. one firefighter also su
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